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MySpace is set to relauch

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Speaking to AdAge, the newly appointed senior VP-global marketing Al Dejewski compared the website to a young adult male, who was expressing himself through music but became distracted by classified ads and horoscopes along the way.

"This young adult male needs to be put on a diet, we need to get it on P90X, clean its system and get back to its foundation. And we've found that foundation is music," he said. "No other music destination online today can claim the breadth of partnership we have with the four major music labels in addition to the tens of millions of independent artists and the libraries of their songs."

MySpace will relanch as a music hub later this year, with help from celebrities and majors brands including car companies and fast-food outlets. Going by Dejewski's "young adult male" metaphor, they just sound like a whole new set of distractions from that focus on music.

Many observers say the social network died when Rupert Murdoch bought it for $580 million in 2005. The public perception of the site, and its declining traffic, led to its sale this year for a relatively small $35 million to Specific Media and personal investors including Justin Timberlake.

Despite the supposed decline in its popularity, MySpace claims it has "over 70 million active users globally on a monthly basis, and in the U.S. It’s in the 30 to 40 million range right now."

What do UG readers think - does the site have a chance of coming back from their spectacular loss to Facebook, or is it doomed?

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/industry_news/myspace_to_relaunch_as_music_hub.html

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lol will be interesting to see how they resell it.

They must be planning something big otherwise they would have just wrote it off and started fresh.

It is very frustrating to use even now, page and music loads too slow so they have to overhaul the system to make people even want to touch it again.

I'd be surprised if they had 1 million regular users worldwide, in that I mean people who log in more than once a week and spend more than 5 mins on the site.

They have ALOT of work to do.

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It's dead food

Equivalent to on digital

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Ive missed myspace

It was that place to network purely for music people and fans

It was for us - no chance of coming across your family or boss on there

But now with titter, facebook, bandcamp, and soundcloud - do we really need it? Not really.

It WOULD be useful to have everything in one place again but I dont see people moving back ((I hear some bands and music industry heads still use it).

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did justin buy this for real?

myspace is dead. no amt of relaunching can help

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all about soundcloud for music now

twitter for gossip

and facebook for social networking

its like all 3 guys took a bit of each of myspace's ideas and split it

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Thought they already relauched it a while back

04 times, JME and Lily Allen were running Myspace

Then slowing the BOTS took over lol

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^^^Artic monkeys

what other sites did u use that are now in the e-graveyard??

Bolt (16-17 use to link bare girls of this with my boy use to get train all over the country lol those were the days)

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2006-2008

Summer of 2007 was my best time on Myspace!

Top Friends was a big issue(don't know why)

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^^^Artic monkeys

what other sites did u use that are now in the e-graveyard??

Bolt (16-17 use to link bare girls of this with my boy use to get train all over the country lol those were the days)

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Oh yh thats how they got signed

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Websites you could send free texts from

Lol @that concept nowadays

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CBS I think it was called got a text to call a mate from one yesterday morning

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ppl still use them?

f*ck

times must be hard

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Just thinking about myspace gives me a headache, they are better off starting again its like going back to a ex link that you was beating constantly back in the day when she was in her prime only to see her years latter all haggered and with kids and just lays there.

Forger myspace its dead on arrival.

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